So. Raise your hand if you absolutely love taking a family Christmas photo.
Hello? No one?
Maybe you feel more like this when you think about the whole subject?
Actually the two of them aren’t as morose as they look. I told them to sit down and “not smile or anything” since I was just snapping a few shots to see what the light looked like. And so? They didn’t smile. (Or anything.)
Here are a few outtakes from our recent photo session.
And before I show you the shot we chose, I thought it would be fun to scroll backwards in time a tad and look at some older Smith Shots.
This is the year we thought we would be radical and wear a non-Christmas color for our photo. I mean, really. How many families do you know who take a Christmas photo wearing pink? Not many, that’s who.
Back in the day, we were really livin’ on the edge.
Here we are in a more traditional color. This was not our final shot but since I couldn’t find the final one, I’m just using this not-so-great one.
Do you see how I’m holding Snowy’s paw, just like he’s my own little child? Well, yeah. He is.
(His leg is shaved because he’d had an IV for his kidney stone surgery.)
Last year. This isn’t the Final Shot either, but I can’t seem to find the real picture. I knew this would be our last Christmas photo as a foursome . . .
. . . because change was in the air! (We added a certain young lady to one of those shots even though she wasn’t yet an Official Smith.)
And finally? Our family photo from this year. Without Nathan. Sniff. But when Nathan and Meagan come home for Christmas, we’ll get a photo with the Smith Fivesome. (Because five is a much nicer number than four—at least when it pertains to our family.)
In Other News . . .
If you’ve been reading at Smithellaneous for a year (or two or three) you doubtless recognize the name SueG as one of my most frequent (witty and wise) commenters. She’s been having a lot of health issues lately and so hasn’t been able to be at the computer as much. When the following comment came through from her this morning, it just made my entire day. She wrote,
Stopping by again to see if there is an update on the back situation and perhaps a few photos of the church variety show.
So, I am hoping you feel better, that the show was magnificent, and that you will post something soon.
No pressure, huh? --Sue
Sue, happily my back is feeling much, much better—hallelujah for a bad back transforming itself into a good(er) back.
And as for Smittys—we had an absolutely marvelous time. Although I don’t have all the pictures together that I want to post, here are a couple to start with.
The church auditorium before it all began.
A skit Sarah was in about Charlie Brown’s Christmas tree.
A musical number featuring creative dance.
I don’t yet have any pictures of Smitty on the bicycle but you can be assured they will be posted as soon as I get them from the other photographer.
To Sue—and to all of you—thanks for stopping by Smithellaneous today. I appreciate you so much!